Music 4.5 is
organised by
#m4pt5
#SmartRadio
The technical challenge and the death of music radio?
Alan Wallis, Executive ...
Presentation by Alan Wallis
Executive Director
Transaction Advisory Services
Entertainment & Media
Ernst & Young LLP
awall...
 What the accountants
say?
 Are they right?
 How about the future?
The Sixties Now
How
about the
future?
Is it distribution or content?
LICENCE
AUDIENCE
INCOMEBRAND
CONTENT
Broadcasting
licences
Workforce &
content “Brand”
Ditto
terrestrial
+
Technology
+
Customers
(Subscribers)
Intangible assets important
to future success.
 Relationships with
advertisers.
 Audience/listeners
 Strength of brand
...
Cheap powerful smart-phones/mobile devices
Fast cheap mobile broadband
“Moving from a BROADCAST to
BROADBAND culture”
(Gerd Leonhard)
What does the consumer want?
THIS WILL DISAPPEAR BUT “RADIO” IS NOT
DYING
 There are still
technological
challenges facing
internet radio; but
they wi...
The future
What does the
consumer want
from the
BROADBAND
culture
recognising the
battle for
attention and
fragmentation?
...
The Consumer
Experience
Economy
To stay relevant in
people’s lives
“radio” must
provide deeper
offline and online
experien...
Perhaps the spirit of the sixties will return?
EY | Assurance | Tax | Transactions | Advisory
Ernst & Young LLP
© Ernst & Young LLP. Published in the UK
The UK Firm, Ern...
Music 4.5 Smart Radio: Alan Wallis, Head of Media & Entertainment, Valuation & Business Modelling, Ernst & Young
Music 4.5 Smart Radio: Alan Wallis, Head of Media & Entertainment, Valuation & Business Modelling, Ernst & Young
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Music 4.5 Smart Radio: Alan Wallis, Head of Media & Entertainment, Valuation & Business Modelling, Ernst & Young

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The technical challenge and the death of music radio?
Is there a specific and intrinsic value to radio content? Or is it all a question of distribution, access points and technology?
There are trends that suggest we could be moving towards the death of music radio, but is the alternative technically feasible yet? Let's not forget that TV was going see off radio back in the fifties and it is still here.

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Music 4.5 Smart Radio: Alan Wallis, Head of Media & Entertainment, Valuation & Business Modelling, Ernst & Young

  1. 1. Music 4.5 is organised by #m4pt5 #SmartRadio The technical challenge and the death of music radio? Alan Wallis, Executive Director, Valuation & Business Modelling, Ernst & Young
  2. 2. Presentation by Alan Wallis Executive Director Transaction Advisory Services Entertainment & Media Ernst & Young LLP awallis@uk.ey.com
  3. 3.  What the accountants say?  Are they right?  How about the future?
  4. 4. The Sixties Now How about the future?
  5. 5. Is it distribution or content?
  6. 6. LICENCE AUDIENCE INCOMEBRAND CONTENT
  7. 7. Broadcasting licences Workforce & content “Brand”
  8. 8. Ditto terrestrial + Technology + Customers (Subscribers)
  9. 9. Intangible assets important to future success.  Relationships with advertisers.  Audience/listeners  Strength of brand  Key personnel  IP protection (technology)
  10. 10. Cheap powerful smart-phones/mobile devices Fast cheap mobile broadband
  11. 11. “Moving from a BROADCAST to BROADBAND culture” (Gerd Leonhard) What does the consumer want?
  12. 12. THIS WILL DISAPPEAR BUT “RADIO” IS NOT DYING  There are still technological challenges facing internet radio; but they will be overcome.  The consumer still wants to be led  The human factor
  13. 13. The future What does the consumer want from the BROADBAND culture recognising the battle for attention and fragmentation? They have greater choice and less time. The WHAT not the HOW. Is it relevant? Where is the experience? ..the trust? ..the connections?
  14. 14. The Consumer Experience Economy To stay relevant in people’s lives “radio” must provide deeper offline and online experiences for fulfilment. Be AVAILABLE across all platforms Have ON-DEMAND functionalities Provide ACCESS to the archive Be INTERACTIVE But most importantly: Provide the CONTENT the consumer values
  15. 15. Perhaps the spirit of the sixties will return?
  16. 16. EY | Assurance | Tax | Transactions | Advisory Ernst & Young LLP © Ernst & Young LLP. Published in the UK The UK Firm, Ernst & Young LLP is a Limited Liability Partnership registered in England & Wales with registered number OC300001 and is a member of Ernst & Young Global Limited Ernst & Young LLP, 1 More London Place, London SE1 2AF ey.com

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